INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL AND TOURISM
1st Semester 2011- Highlights
June 2011 - Highlights
Total passenger arrivals for the period January to June 2011 numbered 623,547 representing an increase of 5.5% over the figure of 591,153 for the corresponding period of the preceding year. During the same period, passenger departures numbered 658,123 (+4.3%).
Tourist arrivals for the first six months of 2011 attained 464,604. This represents an increase of 5.8% over the figure of 439,150 registered for the first semester of 2010.
Tourist arrivals from Europe increased by 3.8% to 297,432 with a 5.6% growth in arrivals from France, the leading market. As regards the other major generating countries, the following performances were noted: Germany (+5.9%), Italy (-7.7%) and United Kingdom (-8.3%).
Tourist arrivals from Africa expanded by 3.7% to 108,251. Arrivals from Reunion Island, the major market of the region, grew by 4.3% and those from the Republic of South Africa by 0.9%.
Tourist arrivals from the Asian market went up by 21.7% to 44,021, with India, the major generating country of the continent, registering a growth of 15.6%. The performance in arrivals from the other Asian countries was as follows: People’s Republic of China (+53.6%), Singapore (+46.9%), Hong Kong (+33.0%), Malaysia (+22.3%), United Arab Emirates (+13.8%) and Japan (-4.0%).
Tourist arrivals from Oceania and America rose by 53.5% and 2.1% respectively. Arrivals from these two continents numbered 14,379, representing only 3.1% of the total.
Gross tourism receipts for the first semester of 2011 were estimated by the Bank of Mauritius at Rs 21,304 million, that is, an increase of 7.5% compared to Rs 19,809 million for the same period of 2010.
At the end of June 2011, there were 115 registered hotels of which 111 were in operation, with a total room capacity of 11,999 and 24,493 bedplaces. The average room occupancy rate for all hotels for the first semester of 2011 was 65% (64% in 2010) while bed occupancy rate averaged 57% (56% in 2010).
Based on data available on tourist arrivals and information gathered from stakeholders, the forecast of 980,000 tourist arrivals for the year 2011 is maintained, representing an increase of 4.8% over the figure of 934,827 in 2010.
According to the Bank of Mauritius, tourism receipts for the year 2011 will be around Rs 42,500 million (+7.7 %) compared to Rs 39,456 million in 2010.
International Travel & Tourism 1st semester 2011
Passenger Traffic by month, 2009 - 2011
Departure of Mauritian residents by country of disembarkation, January - June of 2010 and 2011
Tourist arrivals by month, 2009 - 2011
Tourist arrivals by main purpose of visit, January - June of 2010 and 2011
Tourist arrivals by country of residence, January - June of 2010 and 2011
Tourist arrivals, nights and receipts, 2008 - 2011
Hotels, rooms and bedplaces, 2008 - 2011
Monthly occupancy rates (%) for All hotels and "Large" hotels, 2009 - 2011
Employment in the tourist industry as at end of March, 2006 - 2010
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